August 15, 2016
Tell us about your haven by e-mail (and send some digital photographs) at firstname.lastname@example.org .
July 18, 2016
Orlando R. Barone is a writer in Doylestown The woman's twin daughters were 8 months old when her pimp took them away. "Kidnapped them," she told me. Human trafficking is all about control, according to Sister Terry Shields, one of the cofounders of Dawn's Place, a Philadelphia-based safe haven where those prostituted can reclaim their lives and voices. The woman told me she came from a dysfunctional home where no one ever listened to her. "I was always screaming but never heard," she said.
July 6, 2016
SO FAR, the 76ers have been minor participants in free agency, landing combo guard Jarreyd Bayless for a $27 million over three years and and Sunday getting 30-year-old point guard Sergio Rodriguez for a reported one-year, $8 million deal. The 6-3, 180-pound Rodriguez played the past five seasons with Real Madrid after being drafted by Phoenix in 2006. A four-year stint in the NBA produced averages of 4.3 points and 2.9 assists. Whether president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo pulls the trigger on anything else in the coming days remains to be seen, but it seems most likely that anybody else acquired via free agency will be a second- or third-tier type of player such as Bayless and Rodriguez, certainly not much of a difference maker for the organization moving forward.
June 24, 2016 |
Clichés about struggling artists are especially true in the dance world. Unless one is a dancer in a large company, a highly successful choreographer, or working commercially, money is always an issue. So is finding rehearsal and performance space. Second jobs are often necessary. It can be a lonely business. Former Martha Graham dancer Jeanne Ruddy is looking to create a dance center at her Performance Garage, a theater and studio in the Spring Garden neighborhood of Philadelphia.
May 24, 2016
ISSUE | PHILA. SCHOOLS Safety needed Allegations that a Benjamin Franklin High School police officer assaulted a student for trying to use the bathroom without a hall pass ("School officer is accused of assault," May 12) are another troubling result of the lack of resources available to the Philadelphia schools that are most in need. Ben Franklin educates some of the city's most economically disadvantaged students, with nearly a quarter receiving special-education services. Yet glaring shortfalls in state funding mean that the school lacks the resources to improve the climate and serve these children by hiring enough counselors and other crucial support staff.
April 15, 2016 |
Haverford School scored only two runs Wednesday in a 2-1 victory over Strath Haven, but those two runs were all Grady Nance needed. Nance tossed seven innings of one-run ball, striking out nine Panthers and surrendering only four hits. David Hogarth knocked in one run in the fourth inning and Tommy Toal drove in the go-ahead run for the host Fords in the fifth. Isaiah Winikur hit a double for Haverford School in the nonleague game. Friends' Schools League. Tommy Kumar powered George School to a 5-4 victory at Westtown by going 2 for 2 with a pair of RBIs.